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Civil Service Employability Course – Bedfordshire

Start a new career as a Work Coach. This five day intensive course will give you an insight into the role and recruitment process.

Intensive 5 day online course

Nationally accredited

100% free

Engaging digital learning

Expert 1-to-1 support

Level 1 qualification

Join over 60,000 people who have upskilled with Strive Training!

Course Description

We’ll show you how to get to work as a Work Coach!


Why do this course:

  • Improve your CV, job application and job interview skills – and earn an accredited qualification in Employability Skills.
  • Get an inside understanding of the Work Coach recruitment process
  • Hear directly from Work Coaches about what it’s like to work for the government
  • Following the course you will have additional support, if required, in applying for the Work Coach roles through a session with our employer engagement team.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to

  • Create a clear, concise and professional CV that will help you stand out amongst hiring managers
  • Discover the right career path for you based on your interests, skills and experience and put your personal career plan into action
  • Ace your next job interview – whether it’s in-person or online!
  • Confidently complete the Work Coach application process

Course Starting Dates: August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30

Course Length: This course lasts for five days.

Free Course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Certified Awarding Body: VTCT

What people are saying about the course:

Testimonials from Graduates who have secured work in the Civil Service:

“Strive Training was absolutely fantastic. The course blew me away. My tutor was so engaging…she made it fun. Without a doubt my job is because of my tutor and Strive. It primes you for the Civil Service recruitment process –  Strive get you through the hoops. Thank you!

Stephen S

I would 100% recommend Strive Training if you are unsure about where your career path is headed, if you have the free time to gain a new qualification and are just curious about learning new skills and keeping busy whilst unemployed. 


I would definitely recommend Strive. It is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills and interact with likeminded people for free. I have managed to build on my skill set and confidence, resulting in me securing new employment.


One of the main benefits of this course has been enriching my knowledge and it will benefit me as I start a new job in the next few weeks.


I would definitely recommend Strive Training to others, and in fact already have, as it not only gave me the tools I needed to improve my job applications, but it allowed me to land the first job I had applied for since completing the course: working for the DWP as a Work Coach!


Thank you so much Strive team for your help, you are truly wonderful! Thanks to you I secured the work coach role and I cannot wait to start next month.


Joining Strive was the best thing I have ever done, it gave me amazing opportunities and great confidence! Thanks to the preparation I did with Strive, my application for a DWP Work Coach position was really strong and I got the job!


Without a doubt my tutor Maria and the people at Strive primed me to get through the incredibly complicated Civil Service recruitment process and land my current role. I totally recommend them. The course was great fun, challenging and very stimulating. Thank you 🙂

Stephen R

“Don’t delay, just sign up for it. You’ll be amazed what you’ll gain from the course.”


“I would a thousand-million times recommend this course to anyone who is looking for a job in the Civil Service. I’ve been recommending you to everyone and I’ll never stop ‘till the day I die! Thank you!”


The course really helped me and gave me an insight into the (application process). It’s interactive, it’s hands-on, it’s practical. I would absolutely recommend the course.


The course was amazing. The tutor was fantastic. To anyone being offered the opportunity to do this course, go for it! IT gives you the best chance of being successful for a civil service role!

I can’t recommend the course highly enough. It was really run well. The tips, techniques…I found really valuable. Strive’s team is so sincere, they are so willing to help you. I really, really thank Strive. You’ve made my journey a lot smoother than it was turning out to be!


“I was so disheartened with my jobsearch. The course takes you through every step of the Civil Service recruitment process, and how to do it. The course totally helped me to understand how to get through the processes. It was a fantastic course and I can’t thank Strive enough.


“Taking the Strive course helped me get my (Civil Service) job. Without the course I would not have got to where I am today.”


Course Content

Job search skills – How to find the job that’s right for you.

Job application skills – Make the right initial impression!

CV writing skills – Learn what employers are looking for in a CV – and make a CV that you’re finally proud of!

Opportunities in the Civil Service –

  • How to create a civil service jobs account
  • Searching for vacancies
  • Understanding Civil Service job descriptions
  • Virtual interview introduction and practice
  • Understanding the application process, including: the psychometric test, verbal reasoning test, situational judgement test, and behaviour statements.

You’ll be introduced to best practice principles of approaching and completing each of these stages and will undertake simulated activities, practice tests, mock interviews and more.

Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2003
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2021, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)
This SBWA Civil Service programme takes place from the comfort of your home! You'll join a virtual classroom on Zoom.
The course is achievable in the five days, but we can provide extra time to complete to make sure you achieve!
All our courses are free for those who are unemployed, subject to eligibility.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at https://strivetraining.com/classroom-based-courses/)
Yes, this course will have specific start dates.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognised certification on achievement.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at homelearning@strivetraining.co.uk
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
The general certification process is normally from 6-8 weeks. However, due to the pandemic, the Awarding Bodies service has been impacted which can cause a delay. We are working hard to distribute all the certificates that we have received in a timely manner and we will send a text as soon as the certificates are ready. For all queries regarding certification please email us on certification@strivetraining.co.uk. When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded. Join 60,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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